Penn Foster 022007 Wildlife Law Enforcement


1. In states and provinces, whose opinions are sought after more than that of any other agency personnel?
A. Urban dwellers
B. Local wildlife officers
C. State lawmakers
D. Forest dwellers

2. One of the most striking characteristics of the central European system of wildlife management is
A. high hunter participation rates.
B. large management units.
C. low hunter participation rates.
D. small management units.

3. If there’s a case for officer liability in high-speed chases, most of the time that case will be based on the
A. lack of a written policy by the department.
B. risk to innocent citizens.
C. negligence of the pursuing officer.
D. lack of continuous monitoring by a supervisor.

4. The right of states to govern the taking of fish and game was established in the famous case of
A. Missouri v. Holland.
C. State of Arkansas v. Mallory.
B. State v. Lessard.
D. Geer v. Connecticut.

5. Which of the following cases established a rule of law that limits the area of a search to the suspect and the area within the suspect’s reach, provided the officers have an arrest warrant?
A. Geer v. Connecticut
B. Berg v. State
C. Chimel v. California
D. Miranda v. Arizona

6. Which of the following is the first federal law pertaining to game and regulates interstate and international commerce in wildlife?
A. The Migratory Treaty Act
B. The Black Act
C. The Endangered Species Act
D. The Lacey Act

7. Of the following, which will be most helpful to a conservation officer’s testimony in court?
A. Using notes during testimony
B. Speaking assertively
C. Preparing testimony before taking the stand
D. Respect for the court and the attorneys

8. The state police system was developed in the United States just after
A. 1776
B. 1900.
C. 1865.
D. 1950.

9. The court case State v. Schrimer involved
A. the killing of bear by means of bow and arrow.
B. interstate transport of stolen game animals.
C. the attempted killing of deer with the aid of a spotlight.
D. illegal fish tranquilizing.

10. Which one of the following cases determined that the rights of Native Americans were more extensive than those of the average citizen of a state?
A. Ute Mountain Tribe of Indians v. State of Colorado
B. United States v. Wheeler
C. United States v. Winans
D. Mescalero Apache Tribe v. State of New Mexico

11. A striking difference between the European system of wildlife management and the North American system involves the
A. higher rate at which central Europeans hunt when compared to North American hunting rates.
B. North American use of the revier (or hunting district) system.
C. North American rule that the “right to hunt” is an inherent privilege associated with land tenure (or ownership).
D. lower rate at which central Europeans hunt when compared to North American hunting rates.

12. The most important criterion in selecting a semiautomatic duty pistol is the
A. caliber.
B. kind of round used.
C. trigger system.
D. sight post.

13. The most serious situation facing a law enforcement officer is the
A. issuing of citations.
B. use of deadly force.
C. making of arrests.
D. use of handcuffs.

14. What was the significance of the Supreme Court’s decision in Carroll v. United States?
A. The decision overturned the Fourth Amendment.
B. The decision meant that unoccupied vehicles could be searched on probable cause and without a warrant.
C. The decision demonstrated the value of officer personal knowledge.
D. The decision stated that an officer can stop and search a motor vehicle if there’s probable cause to believe that a law has been broken.

15. Physical objects, such as bodies of game animals, blood, weapons, and empty shell cases, are examples of
A. field notes.
C. real evidence.
B. spontaneous exclamations.
D. dying declarations.

16. During his or her time in the witness box, an officer should
A. answer all questions with either “Yes” or “No.”
B. check his or her notes frequently.
C. answer unfriendly questions in a witty or sarcastic manner.
D. be careful about walking into traps set by opposing counsel.

17. If we consider violations of wildlife law from the perspective of management, using an improper license
A. means that extra game will definitely be taken.
B. costs the state additional revenue.
C. permits game to be held so long that it’s no longer suitable for table use.
D. prevents officers from responding with a plea bargain.

18. Federalism is the view that
A. power is transferred from king to colony.
B. power is exclusively given to the federal government.
C. each center of power (state and federal) prevents the other from becoming too strong.
D. power is exclusively given to the state governments.

19. Which of the following has been called the “Duck Stamp Act”?
A. Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918
B. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act
C. Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972
D. Bald Eagle Protection Act of 1940